Monday, April 4, 2011
There are a few things I just love to "play" with..........yarns, buttons, crystals/rocks and beads.
Now I can add wire to that list :D
I would never have given it much thought if I hadn't seen wire knitted up lol
I had to give it a go............. yeah well that was only so so..........do you know what that does to a set of needles :( I couldn't put my needles through it ........ the trauma
I made one button and knitted wire pin but gave it away without taking a photo, it was nice and felt good but not my thing just thinking about how it felt on the needles............ that scraping ugh........... until I saw it done with a crochet hook............not real damaging to the hook, this is where it shows that I'm a knitter not crocheter........
This a crocheted wire and bead button pin, very quick to make, just string a few glass seed beads on some 26 gauge wire and chain stitch a few inches, I used a G hook, place beads as you go.
I like how quirky they come out no two a like :D
Playing with the seed beads again was fun. I had used them with my cross stitch in the past, but wanted to do more, so I got a bead loom.
I used this pattern in a knitted baby towel a while back, still need to test knit the pattern before posting :(
She's smaller than she looks in this photo, only a few inches long.
As you can see one thing leads to another.......wire, crystals, beads, buttons, pins... all go together so nicely
I was gifted some out standing beads, some old pretty leafs, crystals and hand painted glass beads........ they are so nice. I used a old button to match them, wired onto a pin. The crystals and beads are hanging from some wire work. Thank you so much Kelly :D
I used thicker wire this time. I made this pin to use with my skirts ( the wrap around scarf style )and thought stronger would be better............that lead to wire wrapping.....and these
Now how do I add knitting back into all of this.............